Journal: Systematic Biology
Volume: 51
Pages: 389-409


A new approach to a nomenclatural system, including elements from both Linnaean and
phylogenetic nomenclature, is proposed. It is compatible with the existing Linnaean system, including “standard names” corresponding to principal and secondary ranks, and uses a variant of the definitions from the Phylocode system. A new infrafamilial classification, using this nomenclatural approach, of the Apocynaceae s.l. (i.e., including the Asclepiadaceae) based mainly on analyses of rbcL and ndhF data is discussed. Twenty-one tribes and four rankless taxa are defined.